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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Co-requisites

have successfully completed or be enrolled in ISYS2002 - Business Intelligence

Unit aim

Teaches students the tools and strategies to present data analytics insight in a clear and accessible manner to aid decision-making. Focuses heavily on practice-based learning where students repeat the cycle of practice, feedback and reflection. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Data visualization tools
Topic 2: Data visualization programming languages
Topic 3: Role of data analytics tools and programming languages in data visualization 
Topic 4: Translating quantitative data into accessible information
Topic 5A: Effective use of visualizations in reports and presentations
Topic 5B: Information-based communication and presentation skills
Topic 6: Self-reflection for improving communication.
 
 

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate the ability to evaluate and utilize visualization programming languages to present data insight
2 demonstrate the ability to evaluate and utilize visualization tools to present data insight
3 effective communication skills to present information for decision-making
4 appraise own practices through self-reflection and feedback to improve communication skills.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate the ability to evaluate and utilize visualization programming languages to present data insight
  2. demonstrate the ability to evaluate and utilize visualization tools to present data insight
  3. effective communication skills to present information for decision-making
  4. appraise own practices through self-reflection and feedback to improve communication skills.